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Data Provider: Welsh Government NHS beds summary data by year
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1989-9019,855.115,242.711.723.9475,515.076.83.5
1990-9119,412.814,806.011.224.9482,473.076.33.5
1991-9218,638.314,320.210.426.8500,336.076.83.2
1992-9318,075.713,791.710.027.9504,347.076.33.1
1993-9417,474.813,501.69.729.1508,155.077.32.9
1994-9516,834.212,948.09.230.5513,417.076.92.8
1995-9615,950.912,442.18.832.3515,950.078.02.5
1996-9715,582.512,206.88.633.1516,312.078.32.4
1997-9815,179.411,944.08.434.3520,013.078.72.3
1998-9914,896.911,819.48.335.1522,747.079.32.1
1999-0014,723.411,779.08.435.0514,698.080.02.1
2000-0114,564.611,728.38.335.3513,757.080.52.0
2001-0214,434.111,724.18.435.3509,355.081.21.9
2002-0314,264.911,767.18.734.6492,972.082.51.8
2003-0414,208.911,799.58.635.4503,457.083.01.7
2004-0514,017.611,632.98.535.6499,485.083.01.7
2005-0613,811.111,447.58.336.4502,150.082.91.7
2006-0713,582.611,248.98.037.8514,090.082.81.7
2007-0813,357.111,055.37.838.6516,050.082.81.6
2008-0913,115.810,821.57.540.1525,641.082.51.6
2009-1012,806.710,431.17.539.9510,902.081.51.7
2010-1112,149.310,294.27.541.2500,358.084.71.4
2011-1211,809.710,062.47.243.2510,281.085.21.2
2012-1311,497.09,923.2...86.3.
2013-1411,241.59,653.2...85.9.
2014-1511,061.59,588.7...86.7.
2015-1610,934.79,505.0...86.9.
2016-1710,856.79,492.8...87.4.
2017-1810,712.39,323.9...87.0.

Metadata

Title
NHS beds summary data since 1989-90

Last update
30 August 2018 30 August 2018

Next update
August 2019 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
QueSt1 return, NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

Source 2
NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation
None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This table presents summary information, from the QueSt1 return, provided by the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS), on bed use in Wales.

The data do not present data on average length of stay, turnover interval and bed use factor. These indicators are calculated using data on deaths and discharges which is no longer collected via the QS1 return, and need to be derived from the Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW) for 2012-13 onwards. When carrying out more detailed analysis of the deaths and discharges data from PEDW in preparation for the 2012-13 release, data quality issues arose in relation to assessment unit (AU) activity reporting in QS1 and in PEDW and how this should be treated in the data. It was identified that there is inconsistency in the reporting of assessment units, with some LHBs reporting AU activity within their beds data, and others omitting them. This inconsistency in the reporting of AU activity is also likely to affect historic data.

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Data collection and calculation
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Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
Provides data on bed use in Wales since 1989-90.

Users, uses and context
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Revisions information
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Statistical quality
Ysbyty Gwynedd and University Hospital Llandough submitted data under the neurology specialty in 2016-17. This has been reported under other neurology, as this is consistent with how data is submitted by other hospitals.

Recoding in 2017-18: From April 2016, new codes were introduced for describing specialties to add more detail to data collections. Until all health boards are able to report data consistently using the more detailed codes, we have recoded specialties as their previous description to avoid inconsistent reporting. Specifically, ‘Breast Surgery’ data has been recoded as ‘General Surgery’ which is how it has been recorded historically. We recoded ‘Stroke Medicine’ as ‘General Medicine’ and ‘Interventional Radiology’ as ‘Radiology’.

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Keywords
Beds; patients